This page is getting RATHER LONG – because so many people have been so wonderful. Without all of you, it would not be possible to do what we have done at Esdale and Adnamira since 2012. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Most recent thanks go to:
The Adnamira Windbreak Planting Crew – 3 days of planting instead of six, fully mulched and watered. Yay.
Fabian and Emil – for their contributions to willow-poisoning, woolshed clearing and other horrible jobs.
The Borevitz Lab Team– Justin,( Jake and Eva) Borevitz, Adrienne Nicotra, Tricia (Nicole and Serenity) Copas, Megan Supple, Abigail Ryan, Andrew, Pia, and two more excellent pink-hat constructing girls whose names I didn’t catch, oops
Andres from GreenEdge GardenScape – out of the garden and into the paddock, ably assisted by an extremely cute puppy. Special skills including leaping from fence-posts in a single bound.
Yin Li – interpreter and social worker, and now our most stylish ever tree-planter.
Dr Sonal Singhal, previously of Berkeley California, but now at the University of Michigan. Expert smacking of star pickets for our tiny paddock tree enclosures.
This year’s wonderful, (almost) inexhaustible tree planting assistants: Matthew Kent and Kristen Whiting who are both students of environmental science and/or management.
Hannah Miller of Berkeley, California for intrepid wattle-seeding, weeding, and most of all for tackling the many, many problems of Wombat Hollow armed with nothing but ghost-busting kit.
Vicki Funk from the Smithsonian for help checking up on our young trees.
and Scott Edwards from Harvard University for not just the extreme weeding in our 2011 plantation, but also for bravely removing a dead chicken from our chicken tractor. “I’m an ornithologist” he says calmly.
None of our projects would be possible without the support of BARBARA HAMER.
Also our neighbours ANDREW LEONARD and FRANK KAVENEY for their considerable patience with my lack of knowledge and sudden changes of plan. And our other neighbours for their (fairly) quiet scepticism and emotional support.
MURRUMBATEMAN LANDCARE GROUP (Jacqui Stoll, Sue McIntyre, Lisa Borella and many more) for plant propagation, advice, and encouragement
SOUTHEAST LOCAL LAND SERVICES (previously the Murrumbidgee Catchment Authority) has given us a Box Gum Woodland grant to rehabilitate 13 ha of steep slope on Esdale in 2014, a grant for 5 small enclosures on Esdale in 2015, and in 2016 grants for two windbreaks and two rocky knolls on both properties.
GREENING AUSTRALIA Capital Region -for two grants in 1999 and 2003 for riparian fencing and planting, a Whole Paddock Rehabilitation grant in 2013, plants for the K2C grant in 2014, a Glossy Black Cockatoo area planted by the Green Army on our roughest country and skilled weeding assistance with our Box-Gum Woodland . And just being awesome.
KOSCIUSKO TO COAST FOUNDATION – Lesley Peden and Rainer Rehwinkel – for the Small Bird linkage project of five fenced exclosures to allow small birds to move around the landscape from 2014 on.
JAKE SHAPIRO (2011)
– the unstoppable proprietor of Georgia’s Patch
(Prof) NICK MARTIN (2014) –the efficiency expert behind Nick’s Patch
(Dr) James Taylor -Economics lecturer and expert hole-digger
MATT KILBY, GLOBAL LAND REPAIR
TRENT WILKE – the invaluable, patient and energetic year-round assistant of 2013 and 2014.
MOOS BLOM, FOTEINI SBAGOPOULOU, AND JULIA TURBHAN
making the unstoppable team of Europeans planting through the wind and the rain
JO CONSTANTINIDES – not just planting, but cake as well
EMMA, LACHLAN, JIMMY, (PLUS AJ, JESSIE, YUNUS, KATE, JO, JACQUI, JAMES TAYLOR and TRENT were the team for 5 JULY, not forgetting ANDREW LEONARD and the amazing mulch pile, plus BEN SCANES for site prep
JUSTIN BOREVITZ, JASON BRAGG AND TRICIA STEWART, plus the kid brigade for setting up the lovely tree-jewellery, sorry tree research program.
HANNAH SELMES, LESLEY PEDEN (again) and THE WONDERFUL CANBERRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT STUDENTS who mulched some of the Box-Gum Woodland trees on September 4 2014.
And now for 2015!!!
THE BRISBANE TEAM,
SARAH ASHMORE, ALAN MACKAY-SIM (knife sharpener extraordinaire), SOPHIE (aka the Easter Bunny), LISA PEINE, MARTIN (official photographer)
THE CAIRNS/CANBERRA TEAM
THE CANBERRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMERA TEAM
ANDREW HENJAK, CORIN PENNOCK, STEPHEN NEWSON
THE ANZAC DAY TEAM
Andrew, Raihan, Craig, James Taylor, Miles, Laila, Jessie, Felipe
THE DAM PLANTING TEAM – COCKATOO SNACK BAR